Perspective: Painting My Life With Colour

One year ago, I could not envision staying sober for an entire day. One year ago, I was completely broken on the inside. One year ago, I could no longer ...

The Mental Illness No One Talks About

The world had no colour. Tony was living on the streets, in jail, in the hospital, mired in alcoholism and drug abuse. He was 35 years old, and had never ...

Perspective: We Have Our Daughter Back

My journey to recovery began with anguish and hopelessness. My beloved child was sinking deeper and deeper into life-threatening addiction. I didn't know where to turn. I was hoping for ...

Perspective: I’m Fine (I Want to Die)

I had to learn that it was okay to tell someone that I was feeling crappy. That I felt like drinking. That I hated myself. That I didn’t like anyone in the room. That life sucked. And guess what? The earth kept revolving. No one died.

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Practicing Honesty in Recovery

You can’t choose your feelings. They just happen. Life happens and then feelings and emotions arise — and you’re left to deal with them. In recovery. This can be difficult, especially if you’re used to medicating those feelings and emotions away instead of actually feeling them.

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Video: Honest Liars – The Psychology of Self-Deception

At the core, we lie to ourselves because we don’t have enough psychological strength to admit the truth and deal with the consequences that will follow. Understanding our self-deception is the most effective way to live a fulfilling life. For when we admit who we really are, we have the opportunity to change.

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